Are My Food Allergies Guaranteed to Be Severe?
Are you concerned that you may have food allergies? Whether you have food sensitivities or allergies, these differ from person to person. The symptoms of an allergic reaction to food won’t always be the same, and they may worsen over time. Even if two people have the same allergy to a food, that doesn’t mean… Read More
Are My Allergies COVID-19 Symptoms?
The warmer weather in spring comes with allergens. As allergies begin to flare up, it’s essential to know the difference between allergies and COVID-19. While the symptoms of COVID-19 and allergies can appear quite similar and even have several overlapping symptoms, some are rarer than others. It’s not unusual with the ongoing pandemic to feel… Read More
Make Wearing A Mask Easier With Allergies, Sinusitis, or Asthma
Living amongst the COVID-19 pandemic has meant adjusting to a new version of normal that requires the use of face masks to decrease viral spread. With this new normal, however, has come its own set of problems. For those with allergies, sinusitis, or asthma, breathing while wearing a mask may be a lot more difficult…. Read More
6 Ways To Prepare For Allergy Season
Spring may feel like it’s still far away, but it’s a lot closer than you might think! In fact, before you know it, it will be allergy season once again. With allergies comes sniffling, red, itchy eyes, and general misery. Instead of letting allergy season take you by surprise this year, prepare for it! There… Read More
What that pesky itch may really mean
Fast Facts: Allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S. with an annual cost in excess of $18 billion. In a U.S. survey, more than half (54.6 percent) of the people reported indicated that they had positive reactions to one or more allergens. Q&A with Dr. Ayesha Siddiqi, Allergist at Chicago… Read More
Immunotherapy for Allergies? It’s a thing.
When you suffer from allergies, the symptoms you experience are the result of your body’s immune system reacting to allergens in the environment. When you breathe in these allergens, your immune system forms antibodies that trigger a chemical response causing symptoms like stuffy nose, runny nose, sneezing, or itchy eyes. These familiar allergy symptoms are… Read More